Scoot McNairy's Batman V Superman Character May Be Different Than We Thought

We’re now less than two months away from the debut of Zack Snyder’s epic superhero throw down, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, but the questions we have about the film still far outnumber the answers available. For some time there’s been one big rumor surrounding the identity of Scoot McNairy’s characters, but if a new report is correct, his role will be very, very different than we originally thought.

Potential SPOILERS for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Also, this is an unsubstantiated rumor, so treat it as such and give it as much or as little credence as you think it deserves.

Set photos of Scoot McNairy wearing green leggings, indicating that his legs will be either digitally removed or enhanced in some way, have made the rounds. This has led many to speculate that he plays Jimmy Olsen, the photographer at the Daily Planet, the paper where Clark Kent works, and that his legs were lost in the climactic battle between Superman and Zod at the end of Man of Steel. Sources have not told Latino Review, however, that while McNairy’s character did in fact lose his legs in that incident, he’s not actually Jimmy Olsen.

According to their sources, he’s a man who lost his legs in the catastrophic clash between Kryptonians and that he’s part of Lex Luthor’s crusade against Superman. Not only is he brought in to testify against the Man of Steel and the danger he poses for humanity in front of the U.S. Senate, Luthor also enlists him in a more nefarious part of his scheme as well. He radicalizes McNairy’s character and turns him into a human bomb in order to get close to Superman. Whether this is with some kind of suicide vest or through some other, more spectacular means, remains to be seen, but it sounds like he’s essentially turned into a suicide bomber. Though if he really wants to hurt Superman, Kryptonite will have to be involved somehow.

If this turns out to be true, it’s a bold move for Zack Snyder, to bring something as topical as a suicide bomber and the mental manipulation employed by terror groups into the mix for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Especially after he received so, so much criticism for playing up the destructive, 9/11-style imagery at the end of Man of Steel. Perhaps he’s courting controversy.

We’ll see if this report has any merit to it or not in a relatively short time as Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice will hit theaters on March 25.

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Brent McKnight